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Resolutions, requiring the Oath of Screcy, reconsidered


Mr˙ Robert Yates moved, and was seconded by Messrs˙ Polhemus and Verplanck, that the Resolutions of this Congress entered into this day, that the Members shall take the


Oath therein mentioned, be reconsidered to-morrow morning. The same being unanimously agreed to,

Ordered, That the same be reconsidered to-morrow morning.

Ordered, That Dr˙ Dayton, Mr˙ Robert Yates, Mr˙ Townsend, and Captain Wickham, be a Committee to take into consideration the state of the Stock on Gardiner' s Island and Montauk, and report to this Congress what they think, proper to be ordered or done relating to the said Stock.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Tredwell and Mr˙ Melancton Smith be a Committee to take into consideration the Petition of the Executors of the last Will of David Gardiner, deceased, and report a draught of a Letter to the honourable House of Representatives of the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay, agreeable to the prayer of the said Petition.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to take into consideration the Letter of the Committee of Brookhaven, of the 3d instant, and to report such general Resolutions or Regulations as may be proper to be entered into or ordered by this Congress to be done in cases of this nature, do make report to-morrow.

The Congress adjourned till nine o' clock, to-morrow morning.

Die Jovis, 9 ho˙ A˙ M˙, August 24, 1775.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment. Opened with prayers by the Rev˙ Dr˙ Rodgers.

A Letter from the President to the Secretary was read and filed, informing the Congress that he is overcome with fatigue and want of sleep, and unable to attend.

The Congress then unanimously chose Colonel Woodhull President pro tempore.